Devon - Heaven on earth
Devon is a stunning county of great contrasts, with two beautiful coastlines, two National Parks and five official Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
There's so much to visit, see, do, explore and experience, from family and group friendly attractions, historic buildings, award-winning places to eat and drink, a wealth of outdoor activities to suit visitors of all ages and interests, and exciting events happening all year round.
For beaches, Devon can't be beaten. Sandy family-friendly beaches, tiny pebbled coves, wild and windswept bays with stunning views, they are here north and south. And glorious green countryside with rolling hills, bountiful farmland and craggy moorland.
But Devon is not just about its beaches. It also boasts two fabulous historic cities - Exeter and Plymouth - which are fascinating places to explore. The same applies to the host of friendly towns across the county where you can find everything from museums, galleries and theatres, a wealth of parks and gardens, heritage
houses and castles, to zoos and aquariums, steam railways, and vineyards, distilleries and breweries. And of course let's not forget the abundance of pretty villages which lined with their pastel-coloured cottages are a true delight to visit.
Situated on the Southern edge of Exmoor in the small village of Filleigh, Castle Hill offers visitors a great garden experience whatever the season. 50 acres of historic parkland set against the breath-taking 18th century Palladian Mansion house built as the Earl Fortescueâ€™s family home, the gardens feature pathways, temples, follies and stunning vistas.
An energetic climb to the castle offers panoramic views to Exmoor, Dartmoor and Lundy Island, creating an appetite for the delicious cream tea available from the tearoom and the perfect way to round off a visit.
Whether it is coast or country and you and your group are looking for a relaxing long weekend or fun-packed fortnight, there is a great range of accommodation choices covering everything from a luxury hotel to a budget break.